Cardiff jihadists have become ISIS poster boys warns police chief, but Cardiff not ‘a hotbed for terrorism’

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, centre, appear in ISIS video

Three young jihadists who left Cardiff to fight in Syria have become “poster boys” for the terror group ISIS, a senior police officer has said.

Brothers Nasser and Aseel Muthana and Reyaad Khan left the country earlier this year and medical student Naseer and Khan later appeared in an Isil recruitment video.

South Wales Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland suggested the men had become an inspiration for other British fanatics.

She was speaking following the arrest of five men in the city for allegedly supporting the terror group, in an unconnected investigation.

But ACC Holland insisted that Cardiff was not a “hotbed” for terrorism and the threat was small in comparison with the rest of the country…

So other parts of the country are hotbeds for terrorism?